The Washington State University School of Music will present their first jazz concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Kimbrough Concert Hall. The concert will feature faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest and the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band under the direction of Regents Professor and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Greg Yasinitsky.

Jazz Northwest will perform “JP” by Darryl Singleton, percussionist with the group, and “Funky Changes” and “Chimera” by César Haas, guitarist with the ensemble. Jazz Northwest also includes David Turnbull, trumpet; Horace Alexander Young, alto saxophone; Jake Svendsen, piano; David Bjur, bass; and Yasinitsky, tenor saxophone.

The Jazz Big Band has received numerous accolades including a prestigious invitation to perform in February at the conference of the Washington State Music Educators Association (WMEA).

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